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Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI)
Federal Research Centre
for Cultivated Plants

Prof. Dr. Johannes A. Jehle

Heinrichstraße 243
64287 Darmstadt, Germany

Ms Sylvia Adamek
Ms Susanne Ganzer
Tel: +49(0)6151 407-0
Fax: +49(0)6151 407-290
E-mail: bi@  julius-kuehn.  de

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Maximilian Sittinger

PhD student

 Maximilian  Sittinger
Tel: +49 (0)6151 407-171
Fax: +49 (0)6151 407-290

Julius Kühn- Institut
Heinrichstr. 243
64287 Darmstadt

Assignments and Research Activities:

Research assistant in the working group “Beneficial Arthropods and Entomology” with focus on the project “National monitoring of biodiversity in agricultural landscapes”.

  • Monitoring of insect diversity and abundance in relation to agricultural land use and landscape structure (Focus on beneficial insect groups)
  • Testing of specific groups of beneficial insects as bioindicators for the ecosystem service “natural pest control” and general insect diversity
  • Assessment of seasonal activity and fitness parameters (size, reproduction potential, nutritional status) of specific groups of beneficial insects in relation to potential resources in the agricultural area
  • Definition of habitat management options to promote beneficial insects and thereby conserve biological pest control